Faversham defeat sends Horsham bottom

Hornets boss Simon Colbran was once again left to question the lack of fight in his players after defeat to Faversham on Saturday saw the side drop to the bottom of the table.

Visiting Horsham grabbed a third minute lead when winger Ryan Marriott put them ahead early, but Colbran’s troops twice conceded goals from set pieces to trail at the interval, and failed to muster any real revival in the second half as Faversham grabbed a third to run out 3-1 winners.

“It’s no good playing well for 20, 25 minutes as we’ve been doing lately, then everyone on the pitch looking around at someone else to provide the magic,” Colbran said.

“I’ve said it on numerous occasions, players need to have a look at themselves and take responsibility.”

And fed up with repeating the same message he added: “The only option now is to bring in new faces to make the side better, but at this point in the season that takes time.”

Including the FA Trophy and FA Cup defeats on consecutive Saturdays Horsham have lost their last four matches, and with five points from their first six league games they now prop up the early Ryman South standings.

Colbran will be looking for a positive response when Sittingbourne visit Gorings Mead tomorrow night (Tuesday).